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Aug 28, 2009 7:00pm EDT
of people busy drawing the latest in animated films. but it's not hollywood, it's india. we look at the latest outsourcing trend that's turning into a blockbuster hit for bollywood. >> paul: i'm paul kangas >> susie: and i'm susie gharib. this is nightly business report for friday, august 28. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. t 7//& >> susie: good evening everyone. people didn't earn more money in july, but they spent a bit more and economists welcomed the news. the small pop in spending, just 0.2% is thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program. personal income was unchanged last month according to a report today from the commerce department. the big question now is whether frugal consumers will keep spending, even when the government's stimulus programs end. scott gurvey reports. >> reporter: it was quiet today at the hyundai dealership in jersey city. when you dig beneath the headline that said consumer spending was up in july, you quickly discover that without the c
PBS
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >> in india, swine flu has triggered a wave of panic with schools, theaters and shopping is the flu fear justified? >>> glimmer of hope. surprising numbers show germany and france have pulled out of recession. could the rest of europe be far behind? and what does that mean for the u.s. economy? >>> as secretary of state clinton meets with the first woman president of liberia, we look at the women's movement in that west african country. a force so strong, it drove a dictator from power. >>> and we continue our look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. traveling to cambodia to meet the monks out to save a forest one tree at a time. >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. we are going to start here tonight with a subject that has a lot of people here and throughout the world increasingly concerned as we heard towards fall that. subject is the h1n1 swine flu virus, which according to the world health organization has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. right now it's spreading through india with its vast and densely packed population, t
PBS
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
blast. >>> still one more note about terrorism tonight. india's prime minister says that he has "credible information" -- his words -- that militant groups in pakistan are planning new attacks on his country. last november, 166 people were killed in mumbai in an operation apparently conceived and organized in pakistan. >>> the talk of india today was the detention over the weekend by customs officials at newark airport of one of india's most famous actors, shah rukh khan. khan is a muslim and his name came up on a computer alert list. many indians like gayatri goswami of mumbai expressed outrage. she writes -- "the detention was shameful. the u.s. shoulapologize. they better." but others were much more understanding. one indian man implored his countrymen. wake up, india. wake up. it's time for tight security. i would appreciate it if india takes similar actions against each and every person who enters and exits india. >>> and another sign tonight that the global recession seems to be ending. at least the worst of it. japan, the world's second largest economy, announced today th
PBS
Aug 4, 2009 5:30pm EDT
too many of india's police are abuse and failing at their jobs. >> parts of india have been modernizing past. the police force is still antiquated, ill-equipped and underresourced and under real pressure to fight crime. that's why some offices are cutting corners. >> and it's the people's photo shoot. why one of britain's top celebrity snappers is turning his camera on a thousand members of the public. >> hello to you. right now north korea's state news agency is reporting the country's leader kim jung il has issued a special pardon to two jailed american journalists, sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border from china illegally. now, this in the midst of a surprise trip to north korea by former u.s. president bill clinton and an historic meeting with the country's reclusive and its believed ailing leader. mr. clinton also met with two american journalists, laura ling and euna lee in what's being described as a very emotional meeting. these two women have been held in pyongyang since march. they had already begun serving a 12-year sentence with hard labor. le
PBS
Aug 3, 2009 2:00am EDT
. >>> india has launched the first nuclear submarine to be built entirely in the country. india is only the sixth country in the world to have a nuclear fuel submarine. the prime minister said it would become increasingly relevant to indian security. >>> "amazingly different" is the way that secretary gates described iraq during a recent visit. he praised the security situation after seeing how the american troops are adapting to their non-combat role. we have this report from baghdad. >> robert gates came to iraq to hear firsthand how the 130,000 soldiers or adapting to their new, supporting role in the country. they are taking their cue from the iraqi commanders. they are shifting their focus from combat training. >> between now and the end of 2011, all u.s. troops are scheduled to depart iraq. we have a number of important milestones to achieve. that includes bear, and secure elections, and a national government, and continued drawdown of u.s. forces leading to a change of mission in august of 2010. >> august of 2010 is when the pentagon wants a complete stop to u.s. combat missions
PBS
Aug 5, 2009 5:30pm EDT
has new confirmed more than 1,000 deaths from h1n1 swine flu worldwide. on monday india confirmed its first death, a teenage girl in the city of puna. that caused pan ig among people cuing -- que -- queuing outside the hospital. and a man who killed four people including himself ate women's exercise class in pennsylvania spoke about crimes on his web site. and a patient at an addiction center in india -- in china has been beaten to death by his counselors. >>> a former military commander has told the bbc palestinian children are routinely mistreated while in custody. >> many palestinian children throw stones at some time or another, many to vent frustration alt the occupation of their homes on the west bank. the targets? israeli soldiers. israeli soldiers have come right to the barrier now to throw their gas cannisters. people all around us have just disappeared, run away from the spoke smoke. over there you can see the palestinian children are continuing to throw stones. when stones are thrown, a military raid often follows. usually late at night as you see in this footage we obtaine
PBS
Aug 6, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. the other was that the main landmark, the gateway to india. more than 50 were killed, nearly 180 wounded. last week, a special court connected -- convicted three individuals of plotting bombings. outside court, the main prosecution lawyer had this to say. >> this decision is very important and will give us [inaudible] illegal activity, taking the lives of the innocent. >> today, the judge handed out the death penalty. all three pled not guilty, and are expected to appeal the sentence. they're trying to place under high security and a powerful anti-terrorism law that no longer exists. prosecutors argued that the bombings were carefully planned and an act of extreme brutality. all three deserve the hearts sentence, they say. the bombings were said to be retaliation for anti-muslim riots in 2002. all three are said to be members of a band pakistani militant group accused of carrying out last year's mumbai attacks, which led to increased tension between india and pakistan. >> just a footnote, pakistan has asked the international police agency interpol to issue a global alert for 13 suspects
PBS
Aug 10, 2009 12:00am EDT
swine flu worldwide. this week, india confirmed its first death, a teenage girl. the announcement led to panic and scuffle. a new trial started in moscow over the killing of the investigative journalist, a staunch critic of the kremlin. the retrial was necessary after an overturned acquittal of the three men accused of involvement in the killing. huge crowds turned out in the philippines as they paid their last respects to be former president. she led the power up writing in 1986. an indian court sentenced two men and women to death for their part in the mumbai bombings of 2003 which killed 52 and injured hundreds. investigators said that all three had links to a pakistan- based terrorist group. more details from delhi. >> the attack in 2003 was devastating. bombs were planted inside two taxis. one detonated at the city's main jewelry market at the height of the business hours, leaving behind a trail of destruction. the second of the mainland parks, the gateway of india. more than 50 people were killed, and nearly 118 wounded. last week, courts convicted the three suspects of planting
PBS
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
code crime, wearing a pair of pants for which she faces 40 lashes. >>> and from india, a human rights group charged today that the police system in that country needs some major overhaul to meet international standards. human rights watch said that while india is modernizing rapidly the police continue to use old methods including abuse and threats. it said the police sometimes detained people illegally, torture and kill suspects and refused to investigate crimes against the politically powerful. the indian government had no immediate response. >>> was the british government complicit in the torture of terror suspects in a secret work conducted by western intelligent agencies over the last eight years? that question was raised after the release of a pakistani man ben yan mohammed from american custody at guantanamo bay, cuba. when mohammed returned to britain, he sued the government in a test case claiming the intelligence agency, miify was involved in his investigations while government claims its got nothing to hard a parliamentary commission is now calling for an independent invest
PBS
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
robbed their national treasuries and abused their powers? >>> a court in india sentenced two men and a woman to death today for their roles in the 2003 terror attack in the city of mumbai. in that attack two taxis blew up within minutes of one another, killing 52 people. investigators say the three were members of the lashkary tibia, a banned militant group that has also been blamed for the attacks in mumbai that killed 106 people late last year. lawyers for those sentenced today said they would appeal. death sentences in india are rarely carried out. >>> this was another deadly day for u.s. forces in afghanistan, as casualties in that war rise sharply. the u.s. military said four marines were killed when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in western afghanistan. in the six days of this month, at least 15 western troops have been killed in afghanistan. >>> in the middle east today, a prominent human rights group said thousands of rockets fired from the gaza strip into israel were unlawful and unjustified, and amount to war crimes by the hamas leadership in gaza. those attacks c
PBS
Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
is literally swallowing up a nation. that nation is the mald ease. arco polego off of southeast india. the comment by the president of the maldiz as this report from deutsche welle especially telling, as his country so may go the rest of the world. >> reporter: is an island in the north malaye group. it's home to about 2,000 people. for generations they have lived from the sea but now the sea itself is threatening their livelihood. the land here has been vanishing here for years. and the rate of erosion is increasing. this year some 15% of the land mass have been lost to the rising sea level. people are worried. not long ago, they could look out to the sea, but now the waves are gna wing the beach away >> translator: just two weeks ago you could sit out here comfortably and look out to the ocean in evening. now just look the beach's already disappeared. the water is getting higher and higher and the tides are getting stronger. >> reporter: just a few days ago the water inundated the streets. the water all but destroyed this small harbor here. >> translator: we got the land years ago
PBS
Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
economies, india, china. those consumers will spend more. their spending rates will come down and we will have the goods and services to sell to them. >> susie: let's hope they do buy things made in the usa. gentlemen both thank you so much for coming on the program. we really appreciate it. >> thank you, thank you. >> susie: kenneth rogoff of harvard university and mark zandi of moody's economy.com. >> paul: health care reform is the hot topic for congressional lawmakers on august recess and for their constituents. today, the insurance industry's lobbyist told reporters the battle over reform will be decided this month. the debate has centered on how to best cover uninsured americans. but a key issue: medical malpractice has been largely ignored. as stephanie dhue reports, some doctors say it shouldn't be. >> reporter: for capitol orthoapedics, apparently on the bottom line. the practice spends nearly a quarter million dollars each year on malpractice insurance premiums. dr. stephen rockower says the fear of being sued also leads to defensive medicine. >> i order a lot of tests th
PBS
Aug 12, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. schools and colleges have closed for a week in india as the spread of h1n1 swine flu is tried to be contained. mumbai has seen 11 of the country's 15 deaths from swine flu. >> the australian government is funding a cull of feral camels. there are at least 1 million that are damages vegetation and infrastructure. welfare groups favor instead to make them infer tile. >> how does a ship disappear near one of the busiest shipping lane in the world? the search is on for a cargo vessel last seen off the coast of france and now missing for two weeks. it may have been taken over by pirates, something unheard of in european waters. >> how can a 4,000 to know cargo ship pass through the english channel two weeks ago, and then simply disappear off the face of the earth? the coast guard received a call from the arctic sea on july 28. what they didn't know is that shed earlier been attacked and boarded in swede issue waters by gunman pretending to be swede issue police. july 23, it set off with a cargo of timber. the next day, it was boarded. the crew tied up, and the ship continued. on ju
PBS
Aug 30, 2009 6:30am EDT
: in india there is often conflict between muslims and hindus. but in mumbai this year there is a joint celebration for islam's ramadan and hinduism's ganesh chaturthi festival. both holidays started on the same day, and each faith group is celebrating with the other. during the festival muslims have attended prayer services for the hindu elephant headed god lord ganesha while hindus feasted at muslim households as they sat down to eat after their day long fast. that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. there's much more on our web site, including more about senator kennedy and religion, audio and video podcasts are also available. join us at pbs.org. as we leave you, music from bill and gloria gaither. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by the lilly endowment captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
PBS
Aug 16, 2009 6:30am EDT
killed more than 800 people worldwide since april. in india, hindu priests held a fire ritual to seek divine intervention to stop the spread of the h1n1 virus. and in israel, a group of rabbis and jewish mystics sought to do the same thing in an airplane service where they chanted prayers and blew rams' horns or shofars while flying over the country. here in washington this week, president obama hosted a special medal of freedom ceremony at the white house. the president gave america's top civilian honor to sixteen people he called "agents of change." among the honorees were two prominent religious leaders. retired anglican archbishop desmond tutu was recognized for his fight against apartheid in south africa, and his efforts for reconciliation after apartheid ended. reverend joseph lowery was honored for his longtime civil rights work. obama called him "a giant of the moses generation of civil rights leaders." we have a special report today about the spafford children's center, a charity in jerusalem's old city. it's mission: caring for the physical and psychological well- being of p
PBS
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
relationship with india, and most of all feels that this constructive engagement is likely to end, once pakistan ceases to be of strategic use to america. all political groups here asked the u.s. to use soft power and economic growth to resolve the intractable conflict that continues to spread through this region. anita mcnaught, al jazeera in islamabad, pakistan. >> if you want to get a sense what american diplomats working in pakistan are sometimes up against, consider this account we came across earlier this week in "the new york times." it describes a recent meeting between the obama administration's new under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, that's judith mchale, and a pakistani journalist. according to the "times," she told him how america wants to build bridges to the muslim world. his response, quotin should know that we hate all americans. from the bottom of our souls, we hate you." >>> and now to our weekly roundtable. our look back at some of the week's most important international news stories. tonight we'll discuss. the presidential election in af
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